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Post Wagon Wheel Orchard
I just came across this place in Kansas that grafts $10 pear trees, but you have to order 10. They have an amazing selection.
JOhn S
PDX OR

http://www.wagonwheelorchard.com/

They have hundreds and hundreds of apple and pear varieties and their focus is on preserving heirloom apples and pears.


Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:59 pm
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Post Re: Wagon Wheel Orchard
John, I think they get their scions from Nick Botner, so I'm guessing their selection may scale way back in coming seasons.


Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:33 pm
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Are you saying that they don't actually have the trees there? They are just grafting from Nick Botner?

I have never been there, but I'm not sure.
Some sentences on their blog make me think they have some trees there.
"With the drought this year it will be difficult to specify which trees have adequate source wood. "
We didn't have a drought here in the PNW.

"We now have over 1,000 varieties so we will have specimin trees available to pick throughout the late-summer and fall."
I have never talked to the guy, so I really don't know.

"We are working hard to develop a spectacular “pick-your-own” orchard filled with an amazing variety of delicious fruits including over 200 varieties of apples, cherries, and peaches."

"Variety! You-Pick orchard with over 200 apple, cherry, and peach varieties. Most of our trees are heirloom varieties that will never be found at market."

It sounds like he does a combination of his own and Botner specials. It sounds to me like they use other scion companies too.
John S
PDX OR


Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:14 pm
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Hey John, I think you are right. I was making assumptions based on their comments about Botner's collection.

Sounds like Wagon Wheel Orchard would be a fun place to visit.


Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:56 am
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If they're smart, and I imagine they are, they are creating their own trees from Nick Botner's scions. It may be a while, but I'm thinking they might become a good repository.

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